Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Unseen Rajasthan-Music Of Rajasthan

Today i am sharing some Musical Instruments of Rajasthan.

Pungi (Deer Thorns )
This is made up of Deer Thorn.Curly and Curve.The Narrow End is used to Play It.It Was used in old times to Kill Deer's in Forest as it makes sound like Deer.The one i am having is of Female.
Sarangi
It is like Indian Guitar.It has got 5 Strings and was used to play with traditional songs.
Tabla
Both are drums are used to play the beautiful music.
Ghungroo
They are kept in hand and are shacked and they give beautiful sound.
Manjira
Both the ends are of the thread are Tied up and then it is played.
Thali
This is a Brass plater and the stick.The stick is blown on it and it makes amazing sound.This is used especially when a baby is born.
Dholak
Both the poles are flat and are fingers are used to play it.
Chang.
Mostly used on "HOLY" the Color Festival Of India.
Tambura
Generally used by the Saints to play mythological songs.
Damru.
Used by the Aghori's generally.
Bansuri(Flute)
Flute is one of the famous music instrument of India.Lord Krishna used to play this.
Tanpura
It has around 7 strings and the stick that is used to play is made of wood and Filly tail Hair.

These can easily be seen In Rajasthan.You might find some one near forts,Palaces and lakes playing them.

122 comments:

Wenche said...

Many beautiful instruments! It’s nice to know what they are made of and what they are used to. Thanks you for sharing.

RNSANE said...

Such lovely instruments and the music they make is equally so...thank you for bringing them to us.

Megha Chhatbar said...

Beautiful and informative posts. Few instruments are so new to me. I want to hear how they sound. Wonderful post Unseen!

Kcalpesh said...

Manjira, Dhol and the Bansuri are my favorite! Cool snaps! A reminder of our cultural music and the instruments used! This is a very nice post!

- Pixellicious Photos

divsi said...

beautiful...
the music of rajasthan is soothin n serene..cant get it outta yr head once u listen to it
:) esp the traditional n mystic.."padharo mhare des...":)

ALEX said...

Gracias por el comentario en mi blog..Tienes un blog muy interesante y la India tiene una cultura maravillosa...un abrazo y te felicito por el blog.

Andresa said...

Thank you for your view. VERY INTERESTING THESE INSTRUMENTS.
AN EMBRACE
ANDRESA ARAUJO

Andresa said...

Thank you for your view. VERY INTERESTING THESE INSTRUMENTS.
AN EMBRACE
ANDRESA ARAUJO

Gaston Studio said...

Yes, very interesting.

Vivian said...

...bom dia, menino!!

gosto quando encontro passeando
em minha casa,
e gosto de estar aqui apreciando
parte da cultura deste povo tão
rico em sabedoria interior.

obrigada por ter me permitido
conhecer este teu espaço
onde conseguimos nos unir
pelo simples clic de mouse.

adoro isso...

beijos deste o Brasil à você!

Prospero said...

How different from Western music! I liked the YouTube clip, by the way.

Clytie said...

These instruments are works of art themselves. That they also make beautiful music is amazing.

madcobug said...

Those are some interesting looking and sounding instruments. I would love to hear the sound of them playing. Helen

manuela baptista said...

I love this music and these instruments!

Thanks

Manuela Baptista

Rush said...

awesome...is the background music played with these instruments??
have seen all of them from far, would be amazing to learn to play one of these!

Diane AZ said...

Fascinating post! I'm glad you said how they are played. Some of them, like the Thali are surprising how they work.

Lynn said...

Wonderful musical instruments - I have never seen anything like that.

brattcat said...

You've given us a concert in words, in pictures, in sound. Thank you.

Regina said...

Obrigado por sua visita ao meu cantinho.
Lindas fotos, e parabéns por viver num país de maravilhas e encantos.
Uma linda cultura...
Beijinhos doces,meu amigo.
Uma semana de muitas realizações e paz.


Regina Coeli

Arkansas Patti said...

Very interesting and the instruments are so good looking they could be used for decoration. Thanks for the lesson.

f@ said...

Radiante e luminoso sabor e o som genial do teu espaço….
Acorde de flores e céu…

Imenso beijinho

Elizabeth Bradley said...

I have never seen or heard of most of these musical instruments before, thanks for educating me! Not only are they useful but most of them are beautiful as well.

joo said...

Hey, another great post. I love those instrument and I love the music!!!
Greetings.

Ñoco Le Bolo said...

___________________________________________
… looking…

They are very amazing instruments for our occidental culture.

... a hug from CR & LMA
___________________________________________

PATRICKÍSSIMO said...

Hello!

Thanks a lot for the message in the square meter of the arts.

Either always welcome to the wonderful world of the art where the emotion and the reason are in perfect balance.

It has a translator in the end of the page.

Bye!

Patrick.

altadenahiker said...

Because of you and your blog, when our public radio station had a special program featuring Indian music, I made it a point to tune in. Your stories and pictures helped in my understanding and appreciation. Really.

Babli said...

Very beautifully presented. I was not aware of all the instruments and came to know through your lovely post. Your each and every post is marvellous and informative.

Lara said...

you are presenting here an amazing culture!

Giselle Costa said...

Thanks for the visit, beautiful work.
Gi

SandyCarlson said...

Those are beautiful instruments, and the sound is divine. Thank you.

Mo said...

Not only interesting instuments but very interesting that they are used for specific occasions

Shell Sherree said...

I didn't realise there were so many Rajasthani instruments. Fascinating! Thank you for education.

√ Abraham Lincoln said...

Your collection of musical instruments is really nice for me to be able to see. I had no idea there are so many different ones. I like the look of the flute. The American Indians played flutes and made beautiful music too.

Thanks for helping me to make history.
Pick a Peck of Pixels

Pam said...

They are all so unique and beautiful. Most informative post, thank you for sharing the wonderful photos.

Merce said...

Seria hermoso oir la musica que emana de esos instrumentos :)

Un saludo y gracias por tu visita :)

Lucy Corrander said...

Once again, I've enjoyed the visit and the music . . . stayed extra long, to listen more.

Lucy

yyam said...

Wow! Such interesting instruments...thanks for sharing!

Everson Russo said...

Have a good day friend, thanks for visiting, hugs

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Raj: That is a wonderful collection of musical instruments. That acounts for the different sounds you hear when listening to Indian songs.

neide said...

These tools are interesting my friend.
It's always a pleasure to know more about their wonderful culture.

Bjsss

Carletta said...

What interesting instruments!
Love the patina on many of these - well used and loved I imagine.

Thanks so much for your visit and wonderful comment. :)

Patti Cakes said...

I can hear the music now!

sideny said...

Olá

Obrigado pela visita no meu sitio.

O seu blog têm belas fotos, muito bonitas.
abraço

SmilingSally said...

How interesting. Thanks for sharing.

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

Interesting and lovely instruments and music!!!!! Thanks for sharing, Bharat!

Carver said...

I love the sequence with the interesting musical instruments. Great shots.

sagitario said...

olá.
amei o seu blog, as musicas são lindas e as paisagens também, apesar de não entender a lingua em que escreve dá para nos deliciarmos com o visual.
Obrigada pela sua visita ao meu cantinho, volte sempre, eu também vou voltar com todo o prazer

Petrea said...

All quite beautiful. I've seen the Manjira; we had them at my school when I was a child. We called them something else, but they were the same. The others are all new to me.

Mama Zen said...

What cool instruments!

Talon said...

What wonderful instruments. Thank you for sharing these as they are all new and interesting to me!

Salitype said...

very interesting post...what lovely musical instruments!!!

São said...

Very interesting.

Saudações.

Margaret said...

I always learn so much from your blog.

Friko said...

what beautiful instruments!
It is surprising how closely related some of them are to early mediaeval European instruments. Some of them even sound similar.
A happy life to you in beautiful Rajasthan! It is not so unseen since you are showing it to all of us!

Emiliane said...

Des instruments de musique inconnus pour moi ... merci de me faire partager. Bonne soirée ..

George said...

Thanks for sharing these interesting instruments with us. Thanks also for the video in your sidebar.

Nazish Rahman said...

Rajasthan has great history as far as music is also concerned. Its rich in music too.

Andor Marton said...

Interesting instruments and informative post.
I have never heard about most of them.

*Mi§§ §impatia* said...

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thank you and kisses.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Beautiful collection of instruments. I'd love to hear the sound of that Pungi. AND---to hear that flute would be incredible.

Thanks for sharing. This is a marvelous collection.
Betsy

tossan® said...

Different object taste of that we have here. Therefore and to photograph well is that taste of visits it. Everything pretty and very esótico. Amazing!

Vagabonde said...

Your blog is so informative - I really enjoyed learning about these instruments – what a wonderful variety.

Pietro said...

Many thanks for the Award you give me! I'm really pleased to receive it: I'll put it in my sidebar together with the link of your wonderful blog.
The musical instruments described in this post are really amazing, I like them very much, they are so interesting.
Have a nice day!

claude said...

Nice serie of musical instruments.
I love Indian music.

sujata said...

I love the folk music and the rythem of Rajesthan, the string instruments played by them are lovely, esp the sarangi.

AB said...

The first one looks like the weirdest instrument. I wonder what it sounds like.

RENATA MARIA PARREIRA CORDEIRO said...

Hi, Bathar!
I was sick, so I could not visiting you as I wish. The MUSIC OF RAJASTHAN is very beautiful. Loved the instruments: thorns, sarangi, tabla, thali, everything! Gorgeous works of art!
Have a nice day, my friend!
Best wishes, smiles, hugs and kisses,
Renata Cordeiro

Drika said...

Que fotos lindas,adorei!

Obrigada pela visita =)

Regina, Philippines said...

Hi Bharat. They are beautiful. Thanks for sharing.
I just came by (busy with volunteer work). We have some devastation here due to flooding.
Regards.
Regina

Joseph Pulikotil said...

Hi Greetings:)

Very interesting and informative post accompanied by lovely photos.

Many thanks for sharing.

Have a lovely day:)
Joseph

Chris said...

Thanks for you comment and congratulations for your blog
Best Regards
Chris

♥ ♥ Eu said...

Kisses

Tes said...

Oh wow, such lovely instruments... very interesting! Thank you for dropping by my site!

Tammie Lee said...

these are all so wonderful. I love acoustic music!

LadyFi said...

What wonderful instruments - such lovely sounds!

JotaSP said...

Beautiful posts!

Muito obrigado pela tua simpatia e por favor volta mais vezes.
Um abraço do Sítio Peludo «««

Indian Road Romeo said...

Lovely blog. Keep up the good work

Kilauea Poetry said...

These are neat instruments..and the post informative. You said female..was wondering about the thorn? Anyway, hope you have a great weekend-

RuneE said...

Highly unusual to me, but that just make it a lot more fun.

valeria said...

This is so interesting! Could you suggest any folk music singers for us to find on the web and have an idea of good indian music?

Susie said...

What interesting looking instruments. I bet the sounds are wonderful.

Ane said...

Instruments interesting!

Desnuda said...

They are beautiful and interesting. I love music and percussion. Nice post! Thank you, friend.

Hilary said...

These instruments are both fascinating and beautiful. I sure would love to hear how each of them sound.

Barb said...

I always learn some interesting facts and information when I visit you,keep up the great work and may you have a blessed day....Barb

magiceye said...

all fine instruments indeed!

GMG said...

Hi Unseen!
What a wonderful post. Amazing instruments!! Would love to hear how some of them sound...

Blogtrotter is waiting for you at Old Town Antalya in Turkey. Enjoy and have a glorious weekend!

sm said...

thanks for the pics and info

Agulheta said...

Music.a The beautiful songs, and all this wonder of sounds, including guitar and drums, to the traditional music .

Kiss

PERBS said...

Very interesting photos and information!

Linda said...

Fascinating tour of these beautiful instruments. I only knew of the sitar and the tabla before.

Ferreira-Pinto said...

I can't really say I can identifie each one of these instruments and must also say that my knowledge of Indian music is very limited (I have some records from RAVI SHANKAR
, but I muts say this was an interesting trip to music.

Emily said...

Beautiful instruments, and the music they make is extraordinary.

You have a great blog here. Good luck with your journey!

T and S said...

Comprehensive post, I didn't know there were so many musical instruments in Rajasthan.

Carol said...

What a gift to find on a Sunday morning... thank you for leaving words that led me to your world... filled with enchanting music and instruments ... an education and delight! I look forward to traveling through your pages for now ... I am excited to share your gifts with musician friends who play the Sitar.

Julie ScottsdaleDailyPhoto.com said...

excellent post. so interesting and informational. well done and I enjoy the music to listen to while viewing your photos.

Janie said...

Very interesting to see all of these unusual instruments.

Patsi's 'Garden Endeavors' said...

The Tanpura caught my eye...
never seen anything like it before.
Very intertaining history of musical instruments.
We do treasure our history.

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Bhavesh Chhatbar said...

Wonderful set of soothing Indian musical instruments!

Photos from Kas Plateau

Sharmila said...

I expected to find the Ravanta too here ... but did not. It would be a big help if you can mention just how far are the places from main cities like Jodhpur or Jaipur or Udaipur ... it may help when making travel plans. Like your blog. :-)

Cathy said...

wow!!! so interesting--love to hear about what kinds of occasions each instrument is played for

. intemporal . paulo . said...

. fantastics artfacts .

. history instruments forever and ever .

. congratulations .

. best regards, dear friend .

Luciana P. said...

Fantásticos esses artefatos, cada dia você nos surpreende com esses posts maravilhosos.

Beijos e uma ótima semana para você.

ROSIDAH said...

Beautiful instruments with very unique details! Have a wonderful week :)

Ash said...

Interesting and informative! Lovely post!

Thanks a lot for visiting me!

grace said...

Dear Bharat,
I see that you have been bagging quite a lot of praises for posting interesting details about Rajasthan, about which not many know. You deserve them.
However what touched me the most about your blog is that you have gone beyond the stereotypes. Travel is not all about visiting the grandeurs of a place. It is also about what constitutes the lives of the people, the community and their present. Travel ceases to interest me if it is only about hopping from one monument or temple to another.Our lives are so thoroughly incomplete without human connections and I am glad you too feel the same way.
Happy to visit.
Pallavi.

grace said...

I have been able to fix up the problem in my blog and will be happy tp have you drop in.
Cya!

altadenahiker said...

Are you safe from the floods?

Chris said...

Quite cool to see all these instruments from your country. There is a shop in Reykjavik that is selling some of them.. DO you believe that?

indicaspecies said...

I've particularly been fascinated about Tanpura and Bansuri. Thank you for posting these photographs of different musical instruments in this informative post.

amatamari© said...

Oh this is a fabulous series!
I love all the musical instruments and the Indian music and your photos fill me with joy!
Thanks!
:-)

JM said...

Wonderful collection!

LILIANA G. said...

QUE INSTRUMENTOS TAN EXÓTICOS, LA VERADA NO LOS CONOCIA.
BUE REPORTAJE!!!
UN BESO DESDE ARGENTINA

Fernando Santos (Chana) said...

Caro amigo, belas fotografias de belos instrumentos musicais...Espectacular....
Um abraço

Jacob said...

Some of these are very similar to instruments in the west, but I'm sure they sound a bit different; others are quite unfamiliar to me...I can just imagine all the beautiful sounds they produce!

cherie said...

hi bharat, i hadn't been here in a while. how i enjoy your blog!

foongpc said...

So many exotic musical instruments some of which I have never seen before in my life!

The pungi has a male and female version?

Wonder how some of these instruments sound like? Maybe you can put up a YouTube performance of musicians playing these instruments? : )

Barbara Martin said...

Thank you for sharing photos of these musical instruments. Perhaps you could provide a little history about them in the future.

harit said...

hi bharat i am here ab tu daek

harit shukla said...

hi bharat i am here dear what u r doing thier wonderfu; shots nice photo

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